Liminality. A time of waiting. A
time of transition. The holidays have many of us waiting and transitioning to holiday gatherings
and a new year. Back pain has some of us Pflugerville back pain
and neck pain sufferers transitioning and waiting
on a state of pain relief as well.
The waiting is sometimes the toughest
part. Waiting for the big holiday and waiting for the relief of back pain or neck pain are accompanied by
anticipation. Exercising, breathing, and walking are beneficial
ways to cope with the liminality. Pflugerville Wellness Center is right there
with our Pflugerville chiropractic patients as they wait.
HOW TO HELP YOURSELF THROUGH BACK PAIN’S LIMINALITY
Back pain specialists will often assign
ice/heat/exercise for home care. New reports are describing
how deep breathing exercises (especially
the pursed-lips version which sufferers reported as more calming
and pleasant with stronger
sense of control) (1), diaphragmatic deep breathing (6 breaths per
minute for 10 minutes two times a day for 4 weeks
effectively brought about positive outcomes to enhance
autonomic function by reducing sympathetic activity) (2), and
long-distance walking (which allocated time to enter a ‘liminal space’ to contemplate on one’s
struggles, relish some calmness, and process
current feelings) (3) are useful.
Pflugerville Wellness Center encourages any of these ideas to
augment the healing, pain-relieving course of action
with Pflugerville chiropractic services.
LIMINALITY IN BACK PAIN AND SCIATICA CARE
An interesting outcome from a study done
in the UK - SCOPiC (SCiatica Outcomes in Primary Care) – described
the thinking state of ‘liminality’ many sciatica or sciatic
leg pain sufferers use to cope with their
pain and its recovery path. The study has researchers
interview sciatic low back
pain sufferers. Sciatica comes with
its own unique set of issues in terms of its
persistence and severity of symptoms. Researchers illustrated
the concept of “biographical suspension” as it pertains
to sciatica patients who tend to put life on hold while expecting an
ultimate return to their prior, pain-free
selves, holding onto hope while also managing distress.
This is a form of ‘liminality’, the time between pre- and post-pain,
strengthened by a belief that sciatica is a passing
problem that is fixable, not a long-term disease.
Even those who experienced sciatic leg pain for some time
maintained this belief. (4) Pflugerville Wellness Center is often
awestruck by the persistence of back pain and leg pain sufferers
to find a treatment that works for them. They frequently
consult a variety of healthcare
providers and try a variety of approaches as they just know there is help. Pflugerville back pain and
Pflugerville leg pain patients are often relieved when they get to Pflugerville Wellness Center as we take
the time to clearly explain the spinal condition, its treatment,
its anticipated outcome, and its treatment plan including the frequency of visits and the expected timeframe for
relief. The 50% Rule directs both: 50% subjective relief (how you
feel) along with 50% objective relief (via specific test findings) reduce
the treatment plan frequency by 50% (ex: daily visits change to
every other day). Pflugerville Wellness Center is always monitoring
the back and leg pain sufferer’s progress toward pain relief with the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
CONTACT Pflugerville Wellness Center
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Robert Patterson on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses how
what the patient expects influences their
pain relief via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your next Pflugerville
chiropractic appointment today. Waiting while transitioning from
pain to pain-relief is a time of hope mingled with a
little concern. Pflugerville Wellness Center understands this and has
the experience in walking this path with our low back pain
and sciatica patients. Liminality need not be endured alone!
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